Something About Ladakh :
Ladakh means the land of high passes, also known as the land of endless discoveries, the moon land. Due to its nearness and resemblance to the Tibetan culture it is also called little Tibet. Ladakh is situated on the Northern part of India at an altitude of 3500 m. making this the highest inhabited region in India.
Enshrined in glorious history and abounding in monasteries, Ladakh is among the most beautiful places in the world and also among the most elevated regions at 3513 Mts. above Sea level. Situated on the western end of the Himalayas, Ladakh has four major mountains ranges – The Great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram passing through it. A maze of enormously high snow capped peaks and the largest glaciers outside the polar region, dominate the terrain where valley heights range from a meter 2500 Mts. to 4500 Mts. while passes of up to 6000 Mts. and peaks reaching above 7500 Mts can be seen all around.
This is an interesting trekking during the trek you can visit three main monastery Wanla, Mang Gyu and Alchi of Ladakh region, founded by Rinchen Sangpo around the XIth century. The highest pass on this trek is Tarla 5250 Mtrs.
Best Season: July till mid September
Ladakh, popularly known as mini Tibet, is indeed a land of monasteries and monks. This trip takes you through the sights and sounds of the mysterious Moon Land. Experience the richness of Ladakh.
Detailed Itinerary of Alchi Tour :
Alchi Tour : Day 01: Leh – Lamayuru (120 Kms)
Four to five hours drive will take us to Lamayuru which is one of the oldest and most famous monastery in the region situated on the National Highway route to Srinagar. Day to visit around the village and the monastery. Overnight in Tents.
Alchi Tour : Day 02 : Lamayuru – Wanla 4/5 Hrs.
Today is our first day to start trek immediately steep down and cross the stream, the gradually climbing across a mountain side and reach Prinkiti La 3720 Mtrs. Continue walk to Shilla then to Wanla. Visit the monastery. Overnight in tents.
Alchi Tour : Day 03 : Wanla – Urshi 6/7 Hrs. trek
Leave in the morning and easy ascending upto the destination. Arrive in the evening. Overnight in tents.
Alchi Tour : Day 04: Urshi – Tarla – Tar 8/9 Hrs. Trek
This is the difficult day but panoramic too, the path is well marked and steep ascending upto Tarla 5250 Mtrs. five and half hours walk. Another three hours descend and arrive at village of Tar. Overnight in Tents.
Alchi Tour : Day 05: Tar – Mang gyu 4/5 Hrs. Trek
Leave after breakfast and the path goes up along mountain side to a small pass, then easy descend towards Mang Gyu. This is attractive village with interesting monastery. Good camp site near the stream. Overnight in Tents.
Alchi Tour : Day 06: Mang gyu – Gera – Alchi 4/5 Hrs Trek
From here good path into a beautiful narrow valley. After two hours reach the Indus valley at Gera village. Follow the Indus up stream cross Lardo continue untill reaching the motorable road. Three kilometers before Alchi. Another one hour time will take us to Alchi monastery. Drive to Leh which will take us 2 Hrs.